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A.M. Catropia
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Many houses had a bucket of wash water set up on the porch throughout the day so workers could freshen up from sweaty work. To conserve water, families would use the same water for the whole day.

Though this dipper is made of granite, it was more common for 20th century sharecroppers to use dippers made of gourds.

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